Highbury and Islington station disorder: Police appeal after man brandishes knife

A general view picture of a Victoria line platform at Highbury and Islington station. Police are inv

A general view picture of a Victoria line platform at Highbury and Islington station. Police are investigating after a man brandished a knife in a New Year's Day altercation. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA - Credit: PA WIRE

Officers are appealing for information about a New Year’s Day altercation in which a man brandished a knife at Highbury and Islington station.

It happened on a stationary Victoria line train just after 6am. The confrontation then spilled out onto the platform.

British Transport Police was called and a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

He has since been released under investigation. Officers are now trying to find out what happened in the run-up to the incident.

A transport police spokesperson said: “Knife crime and violence such as this will never be tolerated on the rail network. Officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances leading to this incident occurring.”


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Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 184 of January 1, 2018. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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